Improvement of microstructure of bovine hydroxyapatite (BHA) with machineable fluorapatite glass (MFG)

Gunduz O. , Salman S., Kayali E. S. , Goller G., Goker I., Agathopoulos S., ...More

20th International Symposium on Ceramics in Medicine, Nantes, France, 24 - 26 October 2007, pp.495-496 identifier


Composites of calcinated bovine bone derived hydroxyapatite (BHA) doped with 5 wt% and 10 wt% rnachineable fluorapatite glass (MFG) were prepared by sintering. Microstructure observations and measurements of density, compression strength and microhardness indicated a positive effect of MFG-doping to BHA. The highest compression strength (59.7 MPa) was achieved after sintering at 1300 degrees C for 5% MFG. In the light of results of earlier similar studies, the paper discusses the features of the potential of BHA-MFG composites in biomedical practice.